Environmentally- Friendly Golf Course
In Miami, one golf course has found a way to save hundreds of thousands of dollars and save the environment, too. Most golf courses rely heavily on fertilizers and lots of water to keep their grass nice and green. This golf course uses a special grass (Seashore Paspalum) that can be watered with brackish water or water out of sewage plants instead of potable water. This grass also requires about half the fertilizer of other grasses. Run time 02:50.
Don't Build Your Home, Grow It!
TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and -- wait for it -- meat. Soft cars, jet packs and houses made of meat are all in a day's work for urban designer, architect and TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim. While the concept of these future homes is fascinating and a bit "far out there", the ideas are based on scientific research and the merging of biology and architecture. This video could be used t
How to Grow Fresh Air
Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air. With its air-filtering plants and sustainable architecture, Kamal Meattle's office park in New Delhi is a model of green business. Meattle himself is a longtime activist for cleaning up India's air. Run time 04:07.
How to avoid online predators: Facts and
"Online offenders are manipulative, cunning, and very patient con artists. They understand the wants and needs of teens such as attention, affection, and companionship. They “groom” a child to trust and believe in them. Online grooming entails gifts, such as cell phones with cameras, webcams, money, mp3 players, trips, or anything that teens may want but can’t afford. Many of these gifts and devices are for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit
Create a Green Roof, Cool a City
Inspirational video showing the benefits of creating green roofs, gardens on roof tops. In this video we look at two of New York's most impressive green roofs to find out how they can help cities cool off and clean up. At a state of the art research station on the roof of Silvercup Studios in Queens, Riverwired's Pulse talks to green roof specialist Leslie Hoffman about how a few plants can reduce water pollution, cool an "urban heat island" by 100 degrees, and improve air quality.(4:59)
Introduction to Nanotechnology Solar Photovoltaics
This video gives a short introduction to solar photovoltaic energy generation via the emerging science of nanotechnology. See how the Sun may produce enough useable energy to provide all of mankind's energy needs in the very near future. Run time 02:32.
Alberta Tar Sands Part 2 Description of recovery operation -TVO
Mining the tar sands and separation of oil from bitumen. Discussion of waste removal, control and concerns. This is part of a geology course through Laurentian University in Ontario. "Understanding the Earth" originally aired on TVO Ontario in 1975 and rebroadcasted in 1986 Provided by mineguy101. Run time 07:51.
The Inner Planet Mercury
Mercury is the innermost and smallest planet in the Solar System, orbiting the Sun once every 88 days. It completes three rotations about the axis for every two orbits. Mercury is bright when viewed from Earth, ranging from −2.0 to 5.5 in apparent magnitude, but is not easily seen as its greatest angular separation from the Sun is only 28.3°. Since Mercury is normally lost in the glare of the Sun, unless there is a solar eclipse, Mercury can only be viewed in morning or evening twilight.
What is Biology and What is Cell Evolution?
This video gives the definition of Biology. There is reference to the evolution of life. There is an animated introduction to Cells and Molecules. There is an explanation of Cell evolution. There are examples of simple organisms, complex organisms and ecosystems.
Excerpted from NOVA: "Surviving AIDS," this video segment showcases the work of Drs. David Ho and Stephen O'Brien. By examining the "outliers" -- in this case, people like Steve Crohn, whose cells repeatedly resisted HIV infection -- Ho and his colleagues found a genetic mutation that prevents the HIV virus from entering the cell. This video segment includes animation of HIV entering a white blood cell through the CD-4 and CCR-5 receptors on the cell's surface. Some individuals have no CCR-5 gen
The Cell Dance
High quality student made project uses computer animation and music to show a large range of different cell types spanning many different areas of life science; from neurones to neutrophils, liver cells and islets, T cells and skin cells, whole maggots and drosophila embryos. They all dance to music from The Nutcracker. Run time 02:05.
This video explains what E-Waste is and why it is a problem. Most students do not think about what happens to a computer, cell phone, or other electronics once they are done with it. This video explains what is happening with this waste. (1:46)
Scientists claim to have created first manmade cell
This is from Fox and explains the ramifications of a manmade cell. The newscast shows the many possible uses how manmade bacteria can be used to help society. A good way to show students what the future may hold.
Chromosomes and Cell Reproduction
Teacher-produced slide show with detailed notes on chromosomes and the cell cycle. Discusses key chromosomes and specific abnormalities that may occur. No sound. Too much text on slides, but the pictures that are included are very good and illustrate the points made. Grades 9-12. Run time 04:05.
Cell Tour - Animation
This animation shows the basic components that make up the animal cell: Mitochondria, Lysosome, Rough ER, Smooth ER, Cytoskeleton, Ribosomes, Nucleus, Chromatin, Nucleoulus, Golgi apparatus - and gives a brief explanation - of the function of each. Run time 02:32.
How the Body Works: The Cell
Look at some of the parts of the cell, and see how they work together, to make this basic building block of all animal life - the cell. Key vocabulary words include: ovum, tissues, organs, nerve cells, muscle cells, liver cells, cell support, nucleus, DNA, RNA, cytoplasm, cell membrane, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, lysosomes, centrioles, and golgi complex. Run time 03:10.
Journey Inside a Cell
This video uses computer animation to give a very detailed, well-done animated and narrated description of a journey through a cell. A small portion of the whole video. Run time 03:35.
Plant and Animal Cell Overview: The Basics
This is an outstanding video of an overview of cell biology. The information given is clearly presented with two screens for many sections of the video. For high school students.
Parts of a Cell
The instructor uses the Paint program as his 'chalkboard' to discuss the parts of a cell: nucleus, ribosomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, mitochondria, chloroplasts, vacuoles, and vesicles.
Anatomy of a Muscle Cell
This instructor in this video, Sal Khan, discusses the structure of a muscle cell. Mr. Khan uses the Paint Program (with different colors) to illustrate his points. Sal Khan is the recipient of the 2009 Microsoft Tech Award in Education.